The Decemberists | News 1.4.10

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

We've begun assembly of the limited 2500 DELUXE BOX EDITIONS of The King Is Dead, as you can see below.  The embossed clamshell box includes an original Type 100 vintage peel-apart Polaroid photo taken by Autumn de Wilde from The Impossible Project/Decemberists series, as well as the CD, LP (180-gram white vinyl with unique cover), a DVD of Pendarvia (a film by Aaron Rose about the making of the record), a limited edition signed Giclée print by Carson Ellis, and a 72-page clothbound book featuring over 250 photographs by Autumn and illustrations by Carson.  If you haven't already, you can order one now at  You can also enter to win a deluxe box edition via our Twitter giveaway here.

In other news, you can hear The King Is Dead in its entirety now on NPR's First Listen here, and you can watch the third video preview of the album here.  Also, on Thursday, January 20th, The Decemberists will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  And finally, it's our pleasure to announce that the exceptionally talented Sara Watkins will join the band contributing vocals and fiddle for all upcoming dates.  Tickets are nearly sold out in many cities, so be sure to buy yours today.

January 24, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY* TICKETS
January 25, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY*  SOLD OUT 
January 26, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY*  SOLD OUT
January 28, House of Blues, Boston, MA* TICKETS
January 29, House of Blues, Boston, MA* TICKETS
January 31, Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canada* TICKETS
February 1, Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada* TICKETS
February 2, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI* TICKETS
Feburary 4, Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL* TICKETS
February 5, Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI# TICKETS
February 6, State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN# TICKETS
February 7, Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO# TICKETS
February 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO# TICKETS
February 10, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO# TICKETS   
February 12, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA#
February 13, House of Blues-San Diego, San Diego, CA# TICKETS
February 14, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA# TICKETS
February 18, Paramount Ballroom, Seattle, WA# TICKETS
February 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR# TICKETS

* with Wye Oak
# with Mountain Man
March 4, Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland TICKETS
March 5, Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK TICKETS
March 7, Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK TICKETS
March 8, Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK TICKETS
March 10, Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK TICKETS
March 11, Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK TICKETS
March 12, De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK TICKETS
March 13, Trix, Antwerp, Belgium TICKETS
March 14, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS
March 16, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK TICKETS


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